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Gluten-free Vegan Cheez-Its

  • Author: Fork & Beans
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins


  • 3/4 c. Cara’s All-Purpose Flour Blend
  • 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 1 c. Daiya vegan “cheese”, cheddar flavored
  • 3 Tbsp. nondairy butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp. ice water


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat butter and cheese together until blended nicely with a hand mixer. You might have to smash the vegan cheeze with the back of a fork to get it to cooperate.
  3. Combine flour, xanthan gum and salt in a separate bowl until fully mixed together. Add 1/2 of the flour mixture into butter/cheese until blended. Add remaining 1/2 and mix well. Add ice water and stir, making sure all scraps on the sides of the bowl have been incorporated.
  4. Place ball of dough on a piece of parchment paper and lightly knead until a smooth ball is made. Divide dough in half and place half into a bowl and put in the fridge.
  5. Roll out other half with a rolling pin between two pieces of parchment paper. Roll thin (about 1/8″ or so).
  6. With a pastry cutter, pattern out the shapes of the squares, going horizontally and diagonally. Make a little hole in the center of each cracker. Brush a light coat of olive oil and sprinkle the tops with a little dash of coarse salt.
  7. Transfer the parchment paper to a baking sheet and place in the freezer for 10 minutes while you repeat the same process for the other half.
  8. Bake for 17-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow to cool completely on the baking sheet.
  9. Store in an air-tight container. Will be fresh for a couple of days.